Second Nine-Weeks Begins
WEEK Ten: Days One and Two (plus Staff Development Day)
Grammar and syntax comprehension enhances one's reading and writing ability.
Unit Essential Questions:
How can knowledge of the different parts of a sentence and different parts of speech improve our writing and speaking?
How can phrases give variety to sentence?
Essential Skills or Concepts:
Use various parts of the sentence - including phrases - and various parts of speech correctly in written and spoken language
A. The teacher will review with students and have them demonstrate individual understanding through discussion/quiz:
sentence patterns: S - V; S - V - DO; S - V - DO - OC; S - V - IO - DOmodifier
adverbs modifying verbs
adverbs modifying adjectives
adverbs modifying adverbs
comparative forms of adverbs
superlative forms of adverbs
diagramming as a tool to understanding function and relationship
parts of a sentence: subject and verb
complete subject and simple subject
complete predicate and simple predicate
compound subject and compound verb
simple sentence (classification)
declarative sentence, interrogative sentence, imperative sentence, exclamatory sentence (sentence type according to purpose of the writer)
B. The teacher will have students practice exercises in their "Grammar Training Camp" handouts, "Phrases": prepositional phrases, appositive phrases, verbal phrases - infinitive, gerund, participial.
The teacher will work with students individually according to skill levels.
E. For homework, students will study the corrected forms in today's class presentations and know terms discussed in the class reviews. Students will continue edits and rewrites of the assigned critical analysis essay.